OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Recovery Disk When The Original Machine Is Down?

May 17, 2012

I have university work I need to complete tomorrow. Machine is a 13" MacBook Pro with Bootcamp and windows 7 installed but the problem is on the Mac partition sequence of events:-I was using MS Word for Mac when it crashed as being unable to write to the disk.I went to utilities and ran a verify permissions - failures were found - one marked as not repairable I ran repair permissions - it repaired all but one I ran verify disk - it said it there was an error which could not be repaired - reformat the drive a restore from backup I have full time machine backup so thought no problem I shut down the machine and restarted using  Cmd R and went to disk utilities - no "format disk" option.Browse on internet finds I have to delete the "Macintosh HD"  partition - re- create it and restore - ok Find I cannot delete the partition because it cannot unmount the drive - because I have booted from the recovery partition which is on that drive - catch 22 Try to boot from original Snow Leopard disk - LION wont let you do it Read some more on Internet and find I can boot from the Lion Revovery HD on a USB Only way of getting it is to download it or create it using the machine I want to recover - but that machine won't boot in OS X ?...Tried the Lion Internet install but it simply fails with an " error occurred please try again.how I can get a recovery USB written in order to externally boot my Mac and recover it ?

I have available:-

Wifi
USB drives
Time machine backup on external USB drive
IPad
windows available on the MacBook

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Is Recovery Disk Only Available On The Original Hard Drive

Jun 25, 2012

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So, suppose I have this brand new MacBook and no connection to the AppStore. Is there a way to create a recovery DVD or USB stick from the new MacBook, without buying the official USB stick? 

All articles about Lion recovery assume that you have an internet connection. I have news: not every internet connection counts as an internet connection as far as Apple is concerned. Funny thing is, that all updates to Leopard and Snow Leopard went without problems. 

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MacBook
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I thought I could find out by booting on the Recovery Disk, but there's no "About this Mac" item in this System's Apple menu. 

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Jun 22, 2012

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[Code]....

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Feb 7, 2012

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Apr 10, 2012

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i create again by myshelf a recovery hd drive and when i restart the laptop it opens from there not from os lion. so i open the terminal using my snow leopard disk and delete the recovery hd again.

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Apr 22, 2012

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/dev/disk0
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